What is recently-retired Susan Farias doing now? She has embarked on a new career as a Realtor with Southern Roots Realty, owned by SPHS IB Alumnus Natalie Bauman DeVicente (’99)!

Susan sent the following letter, shared here with her permission:

Dear Friends and Family,

I hope this letter finds you and your family well. As most of you know, after 25 years as a teacher, and Director of the St. Petersburg High International Baccalaureate program, I retired in July. What you may not know is I have embarked on a new Career as a realtor with Southern Roots Realty.

And as life comes full circle, my former student becomes the teacher. Southern Roots Realty is owned by Natalie Bauman DeVicente — St. Pete High IB class of 1999.

I am so excited to be part of this fantastic company that sells properties for all lifestyles including investment and commercial properties from Sarasota to Tarpon Springs! Southern Roots Realty offers “white glove” services to ensure that all our clients are provided with the expertise and support needed through the entire buying or selling experience.

Southern Roots Realty has a sterling reputation for giving back to our community. I am proud that the agency supports several non-profit organizations that are history and education based. We partner with the St. Petersburg Museum of History, Preserve the ‘Burg, St. Pete Pride, and Great Explorations Children’s Museum. Please check out our website www.southernrootsrealty.com for a complete list.

A resident of St. Petersburg since 1956, I am very familiar with this great city and I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else! | am looking forward to this next step in my life with the team at Southern Roots Realty. I am available to help you with all your real estate needs, now and in the future. Please contact me if I can be of service to you. I have enclosed a few business cards, I always appreciate referrals too!


Susan Harrod Farais
Licensed Real Estate Sales Associate
Southern Roots Reality, LLC

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